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Subject: Re: FLASH: Converting Flash Files to Video Tape (Beta SP)
From: ryan schroeder
Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 12:15:41 GMT

If you export from Flash make sure you choose Quicktime Video (is this F5
only?) otherwise you just get a .swf with a QT file type

Also choose _animation_ as your format, its as uncompressed as you're likely
to get.

I've had better luck importing my .swfs into at QT a video program (final
cut pro) but sounds like that's not an option here?

gl

-ryan



> i suspect that when flash exports the QT that it is using some form of
> compression, which is why your sorenson export from premiere looks
crappy -
> it's being recompressed. you might consider exporting a series of bitmaps
> (picts on a mac) rather than QT from flash, importing them in sequence
into
> premiere. if you have video output on the mac you could even just output
to
> video and forget the vendor. if not, go ahead & render your QT from
premiere
> using sorenson.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill James [billatjamesgang [dot] com (mailto:billatjamesgang [dot] com)]
> Sent: Monday, October 30, 2000 1:18 PM
> To: flasheratchinwag [dot] com
> Subject: RE: FLASH: Converting Flash Files to Video Tape (Beta SP)
>
>
> We use both PC and Mac. However the file was originally created on Mac and
> so it would be easier to work with that (You know how the fonts screw up
> when you switch platforms). On the Mac you can choose the codec for sound
> compression, but as you noted below, there does not appear to be a choice
in
> Flash for video compression that why there is in Adobe Premier.
>
> I have called my Film house and they are looking for a an AVID Codec that
I
> can use on the Mac.
>
> Thanks
>
> Bill
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owneratchinwag [dot] com [owneratchinwag [dot] com]On">mailto:owneratchinwag [dot] com]On Behalf Of Glen
> Grant
> Sent: October 30, 2000 12:18 PM
> To: 'flasheratchinwag [dot] com'
> Subject: RE: FLASH: Converting Flash Files to Video Tape (Beta SP)
>
>
> are we talking pc or mac here? when i export a quiktime from flash on a
pc
> i am given no choice of codecs. maybe that is the real problem. also, for
> webvideo/quicktime/mac sorenson is far & away the codec of choice. which
> codec do you prefer then?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Wallach [davidatwallach [dot] is (mailto:davidatwallach [dot] is)]
> Sent: Monday, October 30, 2000 12:05 PM
> To: flasheratchinwag [dot] com
> Subject: Re: FLASH: Converting Flash Files to Video Tape (Beta SP)
>
>
> Sorenson... Yechhc...ptui...
>
>
> YES they can import the file, just ask them to send you the avid codek and
> drop it in your system folder. Next time you export from flash use that
> codek for the compression.
>
> How long (in seconds) is the file? That may limit you as to how you should
> do this, but with that info I can help you out a bit...
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I need to convert/transfer a Flash animation to Video (BETA SP) for
>> broadcast on television. Does anyone know of a film house in Toronto
> (where
>> I work) or in Los Angeles (where my customer is located) who can do this?
>>
>> Background:
>> I contacted a film house in Toronto who told me that they could convert
>> QuickTime movies to Beta Tape. I sent them a QuickTime movie (aspect
> ration
>> (640 x 480) exported directly from Flash. However they could not import
> the
>> file (using an Avid video editing suite) and asked me to send them a
>> QuickTime movie that used the "Sorenson" codex. I opened my QuickTime in
>> Adobe Premier and exported it using the "Sorenson" codex but the quality
> is
>> terrible -- blurry with tons of artifacts.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Bill


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